We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ropa Vieja

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 725 2665
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,069 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 521
    Excellent
  • 349
    Very good
  • 125
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

We got off to a bad start when we arrived 10 minutes EARLY and our reserved table of 7 had just been given to another party. The owners reaction was "oh my" (not a good sign) but they recovered nicely and put a few tables together so we were seated about 20 minutes later. Food is good, shrimp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
john l
,
Long Island, New York
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,069 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic Skirt Steak Mofongo! Very quaint atmosphere. Wine and beer list is extensive and drinks are poured stiff!

Helpful?
Thank CLBTSE
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got off to a bad start when we arrived 10 minutes EARLY and our reserved table of 7 had just been given to another party. The owners reaction was "oh my" (not a good sign) but they recovered nicely and put a few tables together so we were seated about 20 minutes later. Food is good, shrimp mofongo, vaca... More 

Helpful?
Thank john l
Lambertville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
318 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ropa Vieja Grill, located in the Condado district, was our first taste of traditional Puerto Rican food. While we do not have a comparison, the things we tried were delicious. My husband loved his black bean soup, served with rice on the side. I tried the criolla, Puerto Rico's version of creole cooking. It was tasty and not nearly as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Heidi D
Las Vegas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great local dishes, Puertorican and Cuban food. Entree's average 15.00-24.00 average price. Large size plates: you will not go hungry. Had the sweet soft plantains with pork- yummy. Included brown rice and black beans.

Helpful?
Thank CollegemomLasVegas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

poor service...i went to this restaurant a few times this week , the food was excellent, but the service was horrible, they where lots of females staff members in a group chatting except a black tall girl, i saw her doing all the work, and the mean time the manager was on his phone ....I hope the next time service... More 

Helpful?
Thank fer s
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked by this restaurant several times and it was always crowded. Some women who were exiting highly recommended it. The vibe is loud and busy. We ordered paella which we were told was made to order and would take 45 minutes. It was worth waiting for. It was more than enough for the 2 of us - we couldn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank RNI32
Lockport, IL
Level Contributor
99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the only restaurant we went back to a second time on our trip....Excellent food, great service, seems like the locals like this place too!! Its right on the Condado so it was an easy walk from our hotel! A must visit when you are in town!!

Helpful?
Thank Lockportlisa
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a big lunch here two days ago. Standard Cuban/PuertoRican food, which may be had for 2/3 of the price at Metropol in Isla Verde or for 1/2 at Cafe Manolin in Old San Juan. The waitress as very nice.

Helpful?
Thank JuanBobo48
Holland, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the garlic shrimp and garlic chicken. Both meals came with delicious rice, grilled bread, fried plantains, and black beans. Service was good and ambiance was pleasant.

Helpful?
Thank julie h
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no music in this restaurant and the energy is still on 100% !! Every time I walked by this restaurant was filled to capacity and there is no wonder why after I ate dinner here. Each bite was flavor full and the guests ranged from family's to couples and friends. Definitely a must go to! (THE SHRIMP MOFONGO... More 

Helpful?
Thank Monica G

Travelers who viewed Ropa Vieja also viewed

San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Ropa Vieja? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 725 2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ropa Vieja and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Ropa Vieja staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?